The Doctor’s Advocate | Second Quarter 2018

New CME/CE Courses Added Every Month

Look to The Doctors Company for continuing education that can enhance patient satisfaction and reduce risks in your practice. We are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and are an American Dental Association CERP Recognized Provider.

We publish complimentary new courses every month that cover a wide variety of specialties and topics. Here are some courses we’ve added recently:

  • Improper Performance in Dentistry: Why Is It Still Happening?
  • Managing Orthopedic Risks 
  • Reducing Claims in Anesthesia
  • Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing: Georgia Edition
  • Spinal Epidural Abscess: A Case Study Review
  • Taking the Mal Out of Malpractice: Incident Analysis Leads to Sustained Improvement

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For a full listing with complete details about each course, see our catalog at

The Doctor’s Advocate is published by The Doctors Company to advise and inform its members about loss prevention and insurance issues.

The guidelines suggested in this newsletter are not rules, do not constitute legal advice, and do not ensure a successful outcome. They attempt to define principles of practice for providing appropriate care. The principles are not inclusive of all proper methods of care nor exclusive of other methods reasonably directed at obtaining the same results.

The ultimate decision regarding the appropriateness of any treatment must be made by each healthcare provider considering the circumstances of the individual situation and in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the care is rendered.

The Doctor’s Advocate is published quarterly by Corporate Communications, The Doctors Company. Letters and articles, to be edited and published at the editor’s discretion, are welcome. The views expressed are those of the letter writer and do not necessarily reflect the opinion or official policy of The Doctors Company. Please sign your letters, and address them to the editor.

Second Quarter 2018

Director's Forum
Physician Burnout: Defining the Problems, Revealing the Solutions

An Ounce of Prevention
Team Synergy: A Critical Core Competency for Safe Care

Government Relations Report
Judicial Review of Medical Liability Legislation

New CME/CE Courses Added Every Month

Innovations in Patient Safety
Improving Documentation of Patient Communication

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Industry and Company News

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